Lecture Series, September - October 2021
Gnosis in Art and Literature
An examination of literary and artistic works in the light of Gnosis, or of Individuation.
Recorded Friday, September 3, 2021
The psycho-spiritual function of prose and poetry. How is Gnosis (or Individuation, using the Jungian term) advanced or aided through literary means?
Recorded Friday, September 10, 2021
The magical imagination in the dramatic arts, and the continuing role of theatre in spiritual transformation. Can the sacred drama resident within the ancient mysteries be experienced today?
Recorded Friday, September 24, 2021
A bringer of Gnosis through his literary art, Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, whose work very much merits rediscovery. Best known is his literary tetralogy, The Alexandria Quartet, the first of which, Justine, was publish in 1957.
Recorded Friday, October 1, 2021
David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) was English writer and poet whose work often reflected upon the modern degradation of humanity. As a result of his representations of human desire and instinct, reaction to his work was almost unanimously hostile. Shortly after World War I, Lawrence left England, embarking upon what he termed his "savage pilgrimage". Throughout his life Lawrence wrote poetry, fiction, criticism and drama. His best known work is the novel Lady Chatterly's Lover.
Recorded Friday, October 8, 2021
Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) a French-Cuban-American writer of novels, essays, short stories and erotica. Much of her best-known work was published posthumously and has stimulated critical interest.
Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher and political activist. Gravitating toward mysticism—Christian as well as Platonic—near the close of her short life, her work became widely known and celebrated in later decades.
Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987) was a French novelist, essayist and academician, who emigrated to the US and became an American citizen. Her best known novel is Memoirs of Hadrian, published in 1951. Her work often features occult themes in historical settings.
Dr. Hoeller has presented weekly lectures for more than 30 years, and continues to impart valuable and unique insights on Gnosticism, C. G. Jung, mysticism, magic, Alchemy and subjects relating to wisdom in culture and history.
Lectures are sponsored in part by the Theosophical Society – Besant Lodge of Hollywood.
The Gnostic Society - Ecclesia Gnostica
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Hollywood, CA 90068
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